Everton to sign goalkeeper Lossl from relegated Huddersfield

(Reuters) - Everton will sign goalkeeper Jonas Lossl on a three-year deal after the end of his contract at relegated Huddersfield Town, the Premier League club said on Friday.

Pochettino motivated to stay and improve Spurs

(Reuters) - Mauricio Pochettino is motivated to stay at Tottenham Hotspur so he can transform the London side into one of the best teams in the world, the manager said days after suggesting he could leave in the close season.

Barca haunted by ghosts of Rome in 'nightmare' loss to Liverpool - Pique

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona suffered from a mental block during the 4-0 defeat to Liverpool which knocked them out of the Champions League, having been scarred by the memory of a similar collapse to AS Roma last year, defender Gerard Pique has said.

Japan name young Copa squad with eye on Tokyo Olympics

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan named a young squad for next month’s Copa America in Brazil with head coach Hajime Moriyasu including only six capped players in the 23-strong squad on Friday.

Serie C club official banned five years for assaulting rival

MILAN (Reuters) - The vice-president of Italian third tier club Viterbese has been banned for five years for assaulting the president of a rival club before a Serie C match on Wednesday.

Returning Lippi knows scale of China challenge

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Slumped in his pitch-side seat at Abu Dhabi's Mohamed bin Zayed Stadium, Marcello Lippi carried the air of a man defeated long before the final whistle blew on China's challenge for January's Asian Cup.

Wenger says his football future may not be in management

(Reuters) - Former Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger wants to return to football soon but says he is at a crossroads and is not sure if he should take up another role as manager.

Italy's Lippi returns as China coach

HONG KONG (Reuters) - World Cup-winning coach Marcello Lippi has been reappointed as head coach of China's national football team, the Chinese Football Association announced on Friday morning.

European leagues need more competition to set pulses racing

ZURICH (Reuters) - RB Salzburg have dominated the Austrian Bundesliga for more than 10 years but something unsuual happened this season.

Soccer - Serie B in more chaos after order to stage relegation playoff

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy's Serie B, already cut to an unwieldy 19 teams and with Palermo ordered to the bottom of the table over financial problems, faced more problems on Thursday after its decision to abandon this season's relegation playoff was overturned.